[reportlab-users] new paragraph supporting hyperlinking, embedded lists, etcetera

Aaron Watters reportlab-users@reportlab.com
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 11:54:07 -0400

Doug wrote:

> Aaron's mysterious
>paragraph.py would be more immediately useful
>to me.
Your wish is my command.  Please still consider it experimental.

I just checked in reportlab.platypus.para and reportlab.lib.radxml 
(support file).

Please see the reportlab.platypus.para for minimal documentation and
the para.py script interpretation for a simple test of the features.

This was originally designed as a tightly integrated component of
rml2pdf, and I think I removed all the dependancies, but I might
be wrong.

    Hope you like.  -- Aaron Watters

ps: here are the new tags

- Unnumberred lists (ala html):

        <li>first one</li>
        <li>second one</li>

Also <ul type="disc"> (default) or <ul type="circle">, <ul type="square">.

- Numberred lists (ala html):

        <li>first one</li>
        <li>second one</li>

Also <ul type="1"> (default) or <ul type="a">, <ul type="A">.

- Display lists (ala HTML):

For example

<dl bulletFontName="Helvetica-BoldOblique" spaceBefore="10" spaceAfter="10">
<dt>frogs</dt> <dd>Little green slimy things. Delicious with 
<dt>kittens</dt> <dd>cute, furry, not edible</dd>
<dt>bunnies</dt> <dd>cute, furry,. Delicious with <b>garlic</b></dd>

ALSO the following additional internal paragraph markup tags are supported

<u>underlined text</u>

<a href="http://www.reportlab.com">hyperlinked text</a>
<a href="http://www.reportlab.com" color="blue">hyperlinked text</a>

<link destination="end" >Go to the end (go to document internal 
<link destination="start" color="cyan">Go to the beginning</link>

<setLink destination="start" color="magenta">This is the document start
  (define document destination inside paragraph, color is